Wesley Howard Kolb
September 6, 1942 – April 11, 2018
Wesley Howard Kolb (“Wes”), age 75, of Marion, Texas completed his lifelong goal. On April 11, 2018, Wes saw the face of Jesus for the first time. This man will be remembered that though his journey was not easy, he held to Jesus and kept going because his entire goal was to share the gospel. Wes was a man who despite his physical ailments and age, led an active life. He was a gospel singer. He had a prison ministry and a nursing home ministry. He was a member and teacher at The Country Church in Marion, Texas. He volunteered at his church in The Attic. He was an active member at the local Senior Center. Unbeknownst to many, he had a coffee ministry with his church family. Wes was a father, a grandfather and a friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Vicie Kolb and his beloved wife Margaret Elizabeth Kolb.
Wes is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Lynn Fisher and her husband Roy “Dale” Fisher, grandson James Wesley Fisher and granddaughter Elizabeth Lorene Fisher. He is also survived by a host of church family. Acting as pallbearers will be Ray Johnson, Dale Fisher, James Fisher, Brad Babel, Eric Sikes and Robert O’Connor. Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. Alaniz, Luke Zertuche, David Cornali, Mike Ezell, Robert Mayfield, Bill Koerner, Bill Gates and Jeff Dikes. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at The Country Church, F.M. 78, Marion Texas. Church Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Butch Ikels officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the Church. Burial will follow at Selma Cemetery 1 in Selma Texas.
- Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Church Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Celebration of Life Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Graveside Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
Wesley Howard Kolb
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April 21, 2018
Even though time and miles have come between us, you are still my brother and I love you. My thoughts and prayers go out to Becky and the rest of the family. May he rest in peace.
April 19, 2018
I only knew Wes for a short time but he was such an inspiration to me. He struck my heart from the first time I met him. I enjoyed seeing him every Sunday and at Bible study on Tuesday night. I loved hearing him sing you could tell he really enjoyed singing. He was so knowledgeable of the Bible. I will miss him greatly. I know he is at peace now in heaven. God bless you.
April 17, 2018
Wes was a really strong Christian man who understood that God's commandments were absolutes . I gained a lot of wisdom from our talks. He loved God and a cup of coffee . I consider it an honor from God to have had the opportunity to call him a brother. I'll see him again in glory and we shall sing together again. Love you brother.
April 17, 2018
Although I've barely seen Wes over the past 33 years, he has always had a special place in my heart. He was a "man's man," but also "God's man." I loved his boldness and fire. He was big and tough, but had a tender heart for lost souls and hurting believers. Wes was an immense encouragement to me during our days together at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Universal City (1983-84). He was often a visitation partner, and more than once he fixed my vehicle. I remember it being fun to be with him on occasional adventures together, often involving looking for stuff to take to salvage. Wes loved to sing for the Lord, and he really did it for God. I know he is loving it in heaven, and I so look forward to getting together with him up there someday.